Silene ferdowsii Joharchi, Nejati & F. Ghahrem. sp. nova (Caryophyllaceae), from sect. Auriculatae, is described from Khorassan province, NE Iran. It is morphologically most similar to S. albescens, especially in its indumentums, but differs in having longer internodes and crowded stems. Silene ferdowsii is also compared with S. eriocalycinae and S. sisianica.
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